- Aka DNM
- A commercial website on the dark web that operates via private channels such as Tor or I2P
- For a guide on how to use them safely, check here
- From a Bitcoin.com piece (9-9-2019)
"Since the birth of the Silk Road, there’s been a cat and mouse game between global law enforcement and darknet market (DNM) operators. Over the last two years, law enforcement agencies have knocked out a slew of markets like Hansa and the massive Alphabay. Months later, Dream and Wall Street disappeared and online DNM communities were deplatformed. Despite the obstacles along the way, there are still more than 12 active DNMs today and forums filled with hidden market participants that are growing in number once again.
After the police teams shut down Alphabay, they also took over the DNM called Hansa, which saw a huge influx of users after Alphabay went dark. The law enforcement agencies operated Hansa undercover, collecting info on customers and vendors while recording data stemming from more than 50,000 cryptocurrency transactions.
One particular website, Deepdotweb, a portal that published stories on these arrests, alongside DNM links and reviews, was seized in May 2019.
On Sep. 8, 2019, there are 12 darknet marketplaces that are still active according to darknetstats.com. The site is updated regularly with DNM information and the last update was two weeks ago. The chart does not provide a comprehensive list of all the DNMs available, as there’s a whole lot more on a hidden list. Well known and established DNMs currently listed as “online” and “active” include the Majestic Garden, Samsara Market, Cannazon Market, Berlusconi Market, Empire Market, Agartha Market, Yellow Brick Market, Horus Market, Genesis Market, Cryptonia Market, Grey Market, Dark Market, and Nightmare Market. News.Bitcoin.com has published descriptive information on seven of the current operational DNMs as of June 2019.